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怀 (Trad.: 懷)
Pinyin: huái
English Definition: bosom; heart; mind; to think of; to harbor in one's mind; to conceive (a child)
Chinese Definition:
①思念,想念:怀念。怀旧。怀乡。怀古。缅怀。
②包藏:怀胎。心怀鬼胎。胸怀壮志。怀瑾握瑜。怀才不遇。
③胸前:怀抱。抱在怀里。
④心中意:心怀。胸怀。正中(zhòng)下怀。耿耿于怀。
⑤安抚:怀柔。
⑥归向,使降顺:“怀敌附远,何招而不至?”

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
    • [ ] no, not, un-; negative prefix
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Example Words:
怀疑 [ huái ]: to doubt (sth); to be skeptical of; to have one's doubts; to harbor suspicions; to suspect that
怀念 [ huái niàn ]: to cherish the memory of; to think of; reminisce
怀孕 [ huái yùn ]: pregnant; to have conceived; gestation; pregnancy
关怀 [ guān huái ]: care; solicitude; to show care for; concerned about; attentive to
胸怀 [ xiōng huái ]: one's bosom (the seat of emotions); breast; broad-minded and open; to think about; to cherish
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